This quilt was an old one I remember from when I was a little girl in the 70s. I don’t know if it is one my mom made or maybe it was from one of my grandparents. Now that I think about it, Mom’s work was always much neater and more precise, so I think this must have come from one of my grandparents. Maybe it was hastily put together just to have something for warmth.
I dug it out of a bag of old family quilts several months back and after looking it over, I saw a tear that needed to be repaired. But then I realized there was another quilt inside! It was a heavy quilt and now I knew why it was so heavy.
I started unpicking the binding, which was part of the old coverlet used as the backing. I know a lot of people would say leave it as is, but it was too worn to use, and it’s just going to be here in my home, and I wanted to see what was inside.
I plan to keep the front and back folded and stacked together with the older quilt. I’ll keep a note with them, explaining how they belonged together.
As I saw more, I could tell there was another quilt inside! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to reveal the third quilt, so it may just stay inside with a peek of it here and there.
There were patches on the back of the quilt...
And there were patches on the older quilt inside.
I put my hand inside the large patch and couldn’t find a hole anywhere! I wonder why such a large patch was sewn on a perfectly good quilt?
I have a few more quilts to examine and decide if I should repair any holes or ripped seams, or leave alone and add them to the display stack.
I’ll share them with you soon.
Take care and God bless,